DAMAGE CONTROL – Sermon for July 3, 2016 – Galatians 6:1-10 (14-18) (Pent 7C)

041028-N-3843W-028 Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas (Oct. 28, 2004) Ð An instructor, left, escorts two Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate students near a large-scale mock aircraft fire on board Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. The students are performing their final evaluation in the Fire Protection Apprentice Course at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Academy. U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Patrick D. Wormsley (RELEASED)

Bear One Another’s Burdens
6 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Final Warning and Benediction
14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ga 6:1–18). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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